Saturday, February 10, 2007

"Texture" - for FAF


I decided to try a piece for this month's Fiber Art Friends technique. The technique for this month is "texture". I layed some silk throwsters waste over a piece of organza and then made it into a kind of silk paper. The yarns kinda stuck - not as much as I would've liked - probably should have added a bit more fabric medium?! Anyway, because a lot of the fibres were only "just" attached - it was a real pain to free motion embroider - in hindsight, I should've added a chiffon scarf over the top before I did the FME. After sitting at the machine FOREVER, I eventually finished all the FME, and I'm really happy with the result. It has puckered up a bit, but I like the way it's done that. Now I'm umming and ahhing about whether to give it a zap with the heat gun.......

18 comments:

sammy said...

This turned out really, really nice! I love all the different swirls of color in it and how all of it really blends together well and yet shows so much depth.... I am pretty new at this FME stuff and you probably have done this already.... but I put a layer of the wedding type netting over my fabric snippets before I do the FME... It comes in so many colors and is so cheap.... You can then (with a heat gun) zap it and melt off some of the netting in places... pretty cool looking...

Of course you probably have done that also from all the interesting techniques you do...

StegArt said...

It's beautiful Dianne. I'm anxious to see what you decide to do with it.

Gunnels blog said...

This piece is lovely! My colours!What will it be?

Sue B said...

Very cool Diane. A terrific blend of colors. It looks like it's fairly thick. Looking forward to seeing what you're going to make with it.

Doreen G said...

Go for it Dianne-Heat gun in hand- and go easy in the beginning.

Purple Missus said...

Great, looks really textured. Love the colours of course. I'd go for it with the heat gun, like Doreen said, go easy to start with. Make sure you've got plenty of decent 'before' pics just in case it goes pear-shaped. But if it does then theres always treasure gold/silver/red..... :)

ACey said...

I think this is beautiful. There are so many possibilities and it is also beautiful to study just as it is.

Karin said...

This is beautiful! The colours and texture are wonderful! I so like the way you combine colours.

teodo said...

Your piece is very interesting and the colours are well
arranged. ciao ciao

Kim said...

Simply luscious Dianne!

SuZ said...

Yea...go for it...give it a zap!!!! nice color combo...

Carol said...

Oooh this is fabulous, the colours and texture are wonderful.

Deb H said...

Wow you have been a busy girl! I've been busy working at the hospital & haven't had much time to read my favorite blogs lately.

You've been having fun, & the ceativity is beautiful! Good work!

It's funny to read about your hot weather, when we're still under a couple of feet of snow.

MargaretR said...

It's a great piece of fabric, the colours and textures are yummy. Ooh, I would hesitate with the zapping because it's so lovely as it is.

Chriss said...

oh!! love the colours!

Sarah said...

You got great results! Fantastic colors too!

Dianne said...

I looked at it close up and texture is what it has, beautiful work...

Sara said...

this is soooo beautiful!!!!